Program Description

The certificate in Health Information Technology (HIT) is designed to prepare students to maintain patient records and health information data in every health care setting, including acute care, long-term, ambulatory care, insurance, and federal agencies.

Career and Educational Advancement Opportunities

The healthcare industry is the top-employing industry and one of the top-projected growth industries in New Mexico. Much of the projected growth is attributed to an aging baby boomer population, technological advances in medicine, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA has highlighted the need for nurses, home health aides, medical assistants, nursing assistants, community health workers, community paramedics, and health information technicians.

Contact and Advising Information

Information about the certificate in health information technology degree program is available from the Advisement Center at 505.925.8560 or, or the Academic Affairs Office, at 505.925.8600.